Tag Archives: Florida

USCIS Changes Locations To File Forms I-129

On Oct. 12, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a major change in the direct filing addresses for certain Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker petitions. Previously, the filing center for these petitions was determined by the U.S. state or territory where the beneficiary’s worksite or training site was located. With USCIS’s … Continue Reading

Arizona, Maryland, and Wyoming To Participate in E-Verify Ride Program

As of July 31, 2017, Arizona, Maryland, and Wyoming are official participants in the federal government’s E-Verify enhancement program, RIDE. The Record and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) verifies the validity of state-issued driver’s licenses and ID card information by matching data entered by employers into E-Verify against state departments of motor vehicles records. … Continue Reading

DOJ Announces Settlement With Florida Company Over Allegations of Retaliation for Employee Challenge to E-Verify Non-Confirmation

On September 27, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement with Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC, a janitorial and facilities maintenance services company based in Tampa, Florida, over allegations that it violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by failing to reinstate an employee who asserted her right to work in the United States. The settlement agreement was reached before the filing of a formal complaint against the employer.… Continue Reading